Category Archives: The Ride

Never Talk to Strangers (or, Mama wasn’t always right)

So I left the shelter after four days. I stayed an extra night since it was so late in the day when I got CHOPT back (besides – gathering my shit together is no small feat). It was a relatively … Continue reading

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Two Steps Forward…

But before you give me too much shit for returning to Astoria and my sister, keep in mind that in the last two weeks keeping CHOPT on the road has cost me $600, despite excellent care, experience, and hospitality of … Continue reading

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Fustercluck

I’m going to try to post these in reverse order so that you can read them straight through – I’m also adding “Part” numbers to make it easier.  Reading them in order will make a shitload more sense :p So … Continue reading

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The 10,000 (Part 1)

A couple of notes – this is where the “Philosphy”, I think, will kick into high gear.  My information may not be 100% correct where I’m referencing things – I’ll dig up links where I can, obviously, but please correct … Continue reading

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Tofino, BC – and Temporary “Lodging”

Well, due to the delays in getting the battery in the bike and being able to leave for Vancouver Island (among other things – I’ll get to those) I didn’t quite make it to the campgrounds that I had been … Continue reading

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Northport to Canada…not as bad as expected

Anyone that’s paying attention to the tags will see that this post has more than usual – you’d be surprised at what got “accomplished” today 😉 First things first – I managed to get a few pictures of Pops and … Continue reading

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Camping…

I do have another post that I’ll be making tonight regarding the trip from Northport to Vancouver, but this ain’t it :p Firstly, I’d like to thank Mike for donating to the cause! That tank of gas will help immensely, … Continue reading

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From Spokane (the better direction) to Northport, WA

Sorry for the holdups on the posting – internet is sketchy here (they told me that AT&T is up here and had planned on using my cell phone, but the towers are down so no love there.  Believe it or … Continue reading

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Made it to Spokane (Part III)

Ahh, Seattle.  Some of the nicest drivers in the world – when your blinker goes on, a hole immediately opens up for you to climb into.  Of course, that’s mostly due to the shitty way that their roads were designed, … Continue reading

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Made it to Spokane

This post may be a little long – I’ll try to be descriptive, but honestly?  I really dislike central/western Washington.  I grew up here, so there’s very little anymore that’s of interest to me.  What there is?  I have pics … Continue reading

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